Watch: Reporter Who Called Brian Kelly Identifies Himself

The Spun: What

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 01: Brian Kelly answers a question from a reporter during a press conference after being introduced as the head coach of the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on December 01, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Earlier this afternoon, Brian Kelly held a press conference following LSU’s season-opening loss to the state of Florida.

During the press conference, Kelly called out a reporter for having walked in too late. He suggested that the reporter owe him $10 and that he would throw a party at the end of the year with the money he raised.

The reporter was not satisfied with his comment and fired back. “Maybe I’ll be in time if you win,” the reporter said.

“Bruh, who was it at the press conference who said ‘maybe if you win they’ll be on time’ to Kelly I’m dead that person is WILD lololololol” asked a fan watching the press conference.

Well, the reporter identified himself. Leah Vann, who covers LSU baseball and football, explained the situation.

“The press conference was at noon, I was running from a doctor’s appointment. I was there at 11:57 am,” she said. “Brian Kelly called me out, jokingly said I owe him $10, I said if he wins I might be on time. Not my best hour. I apologized afterwards, he was super chill and said I owed him another $10.”

There were people who criticized Kelly for his comments and Vann for being “unprofessional”, but she made it clear that they were both joking.

“I know Brian Kelly likes to joke. He obviously recorded it as one of our conversations afterwards. All very nice, fam,” she said.

Case settled.

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